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    January 28, 2013
    6:00 - 7:00am PST  

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a deadly car accident in foster city. two brothers is killed an a third is clinging to life. we'll tell you how the chp says you can help. live in palo alto where a fire broke out under ground in a neighborhood. we'll tell you how it's still effecting people this morning. just hours ago a hilt and run crash in the east bay. how it effected thousands of people. the 49ers arrived in the big easy to get ready for their
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biggest game in 18 years. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. thank you for joining us on this january 28th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. we go straight to steve. a little chilly this morning. >> yeah a little chilly this morning. but the rest of the day looking good. just a weak system dropping down from the forth. you can see it right there not a lot to it. after the clouds clear, little be sunny to mostly sunny but breezy and cool. here is sal. steve, gone. westbound 80 getting more crowded as you drive from the albany hill down to the mccarthur maze. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving westbound bay bridge coming up to the toll plaza area. but it is getting more crowded. another few minutes they will turn the metering lights on. let's go back to the desk. topping our news this morning the chp is looking to
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witnesses to a deadly accident on the peninsula. one child, one teenager and one young adult were all killed on highway 92 in foster city. tara moriarty joins us now with more on the victims. tara. >> reporter: one family in redwood city stands to lose three sons from this accident. they already lost a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old and now their 18-year-old son is fighting for his life. it happened shortly before 10:00 last night off highway 92. that time is important to remember. if you were drive in the eastbound direction near the foster city boulevard exit, the chp needs your help. officers are looking for witnesses. they still aren't sure what caused the accident. initial reports say it could have been a hit and run. two lanes of eastbound 92 had to be shut down for three hours last night after the driver of a silver honda accord slammed into a guardrail knocking over utility poll and a box. five people were inside. two pronounced dead on the
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scene. another died on the way to the hospital. >> it appears the vehicle was traveling in the number three lane and for an unknown reason he lost control of the vehicle and overturned when he hit the rail. >> reporter: it's not known how many of the victims were wearing seat belts. the chp is look into whether this could be alcohol or drug related. the 21-year-old driver who died was from san mateo. his 18-year-old cousin walked away with only minor injuries. again the other 18-year-old is at stanford medical center with major injuries. if you did witness this crash you are asked to contact the chp. live from foster city i'm tara moriarty. another deadly accident to tell you about. the crash caused a traffic nightmare last night on westbound interstate 880. that happened just before 9:00. five people were in a black suv
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when the driver lescol. time is 6:03. the police search -- the cp says the driver smashed into high tension power lines around 1:30 this morning. the driver then ran away from the crash scene. at one point about 3,000 homes and businesses had no electricity in the neighborhood. that number we're told is now down to about a thousand. happening now in palo alto some homes are in the dark because of an under ground vault fire in one neighborhood there. janine de la vega is in palo alto now to tell what is the neighborhoods say they need and saw. >> reporter: well the fire is out. so the is electricity in this you can also see there are curious neighbors that may have
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had their power out. a lot of the focus is again to be a manhole cover. at about 4:30 a neighbor called 911 after hearing a big boom. he ran outside and saw flames a few feet high shooting from the manhole. firefighters arrived and used a large canister hooked on to the trailer to extinguish the fire. >> it sounded like a big explosion. and i went outside the door. i seen the smoke on the street. >> reporter: did you see the fire? >> i saw the fire. >> reporter: how high was it? >> about five hoot. now that the fire is out, that shelter in -- they are not sure
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what the cause of the fire is. right now here yo can see of the resident rushing to they're home. firefighters are saying it is safe to be here now. but as far as the power we're told pg&e doesn't supply the power. this is the city of palo alto. it's their utility workers that are out here. trying to see if they can restore power to this neighborhood. reporting live from palo alto janine de la vega. a judge will hold a hearing today for the man accused of killing seven people at oakland's oikos university last year. one goh was found mentally incompetent to stand trial. goh is being held without jail on prosecutors say he flew into a violent rage because he was
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angry about auation refound. that yesterday a veteran was shot and wounded by a suspect. five days earlier on january 21st, an under cover officer was shot and wounded while working on seminary avenue. full recoveries are expected for both officers. time now 6:06. the 49ers now in the big easy in new orleans getting ready for the super bowl. fans are waiving their 49ers flag as the team took off yesterday. their plane touched down in new orleans last night. the 49ers are favored to beat the baltimore ravens in the super bowl. 49ers are undefeated in five super bowl appearances. the last time they won was in 1995. the current campaign for the lombardi trophy marks the 49ers quest for six championships. despite all the hoopla
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surrounding super bowl week. 49ers say they will keep themes -- the fans are down there waiting for them. greeting them outside the hotel. they are -- eating what they should and practicing until super bowl sunday. now ktvu has our own team in new orleans. they will bring you live reports on every newscast leading up to super bowl sunday. coming up we will take you back to the big easy. we'll check in again with joe fonzi. immediately after the super bowl make sure you turn to ktvu channel 2. we will have a live post game show. san francisco port commission is expected to give its final approval to the long awaited mission rock development project next month. the giants hope to break down on the $1.6 billion project
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sometime in 2015. the plan calls for a waterfront park and 1,000 apartments along with office buildings and restaurants and shops. it's designed to serve baseball fans and many people wholly in that fast growing neighborhood. time now 6:08. sal is back. you have highway 101 prepared for the folks this morning? >> that is right. we're looking at 101 dave and pam. northbound 101 traffic does look good approaching the 80 split. if you are driving from 280 the downtown area. that is about a five minute drive. not much right now at all. bay bridge toll plaza on the other hand we are getting a little bit more of a delay. if you're in the outbound lanes it's a five minute delay. southbound 101 looks good heading down the peninsula. and highway 1 is also looking good. let's go to steve. thank you, sir. system weak as it may be dropping straight down out of the north. it will be cooler today. partly cloudy here in the
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morning. mostly sunny here in the afternoon. a little chill in the morning air. everything says sunny and warmer weather the rest of the week. today because of that nature where that system came from the north is going to give us more of a northerly feel here. mostly cloudy. there could be a few very, very light showers. i think most of it is done. a chilly start and after that everything says sunshine and warmer weather to end january. next sign of any rain around february 5th or so. mid 60s look likely. back edge of this system already zooming right through mendocino county and lake county. 30s and 40s on the temps. we'll settle into the mid 50s today after this system boot scoots out of the area. so cooler and breezy. a chilly start. sol morning clouds and sunny. there could be a few high clouds embracing down from the north. 50s on the temps. 54-58 i think north to south will cover the spread today. tomorrow morning will be cold. especially wind protected areas. we'll get lower 30s and a few
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upper 20s. everything else says sunshine and warmer weather. probably pretty good on the weekend. maybe a little cooler by sunday. >> thank you, steve. ten minutes after 6:00. hundreds of people are dead after a nightclub fire in brazil. the tragedy a painful reminder for victims of a similar incident in rhode island. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton together and they are talking about their improbable relationship.
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time is 6:13. in brazil the first funerals will be held today for the victims of a deadly nighttime fire that killed 230 people. brazil's president declared three days of warning and canceled upcoming cup celebrations. pyrotechnics may have caused that fire. many of the victims died from smoke inhalation or trampled to death trying to get out of there. some of the survivors talked about being trapped briefly by security guards. >> people who were inside the facility informed us when they came out that security guards blocked the exit to prevent people there from leaving. that is when the crowd started panicking and the tragedy grew worse. >> about 2,000 people were in the club. that is device the maximum occupancy. they also say the nightclubs license had expired. a woman who survived a
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deadly nightclub fire in rhode island back in 2003 says she is devastated to hear about that tragedy in brazil. >> i feel like i have done so much and i've spoken so many places. trying to educate the world on why our fire happened and let's learn from it and never make sure it happened again. and dittied. >> she suffered severe burns at the nation nightclub. her fiance was one of the 100 victims that died. that fire was also caused by pyrotechnics. key senators in washington are laying out their tragedy to reform immigration. as kyla campbell reports both republicannest and democrats have a plan for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the united states. kyla. >> reporter: one of the biggest debates with immigration reform is to whether or not help those that that are here illegally to
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become citizens. aup of senators from both parties also wants to use immigration reforto boost our economy. when it comes to immigrants getting -- they do not take the jobs of u.s. citizens and want to hold employers accountable if they hire illegal immigrants. they will get support on capitol hill. even in the republican cold house. they on 70% of the latino vote. >> i'm cautiously optimistic. i see the right spirit. i see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being on the table with a serious pathway for it. >> reporter: the senators will give more details of their plan in just over five house. and the president is also getting involved. what is on his agenda when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. time now 6:16. later this morning at the white house president obama and vice
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president joe biden will talk about gun control with police chiefs and sheriffs. this is all part of a push by the obama administration for new policies for curbing gun violence. after the connecticut school shootings. president obama and sick tear of state medically clinton appearing to talk about their unusual partnership. >> i want the country to appreciate what an extraordinary row she. >> many people were surprised when president obama asked hilary clinton be secretary of state following their tough campaigning in the 2008 presidential campaign. but they now say they have a close relationship.
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supreme court justiceson somewhere sotomayor will be in the bay area today. she is the first latino appointed to the high court. she is on tour to promote her book my beloved life. the event begins at noon at the harps theater in san francisco. it is sold out. time now 6:17. the oakland a's got an early start to the baseball season with a big cheer from their fans. now that is a cheer. yesterday was the team's annual fan fest and it was sold out. the players posed for pictures. they signed autographs, chatted with their fans. tickets by the way for the a's upcoming season also went on sale yesterday with hundreds of people waiting in line at least an hour before they went on sale. the san jose sharks are hot. with only five games played in the shortened season so far the sharks won them all. the sharks play the vancouver canucks last night.
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for the first time this season patrick marlo did not score two goals but he did get the winning shot in the second period. bringing the sharks their fifth win with a final of 4-1. marl opened the season tying an nhl record from 1970 with four multiple goal games. 6:18 is the time. let's check with sal. starting in contra costa county. >> we're looking at that. it looks pretty good pam and dave. so far 680, 24, 242 not a big commute so far. things are getting more crowded definitely. highway 24 right through lafayette and orinda looking pretty good. when you get to the toll plaza the metering lights went on about ten minutes ago. and the traffic is backing up beyond the 880 over crossing. that is about a five to ten minute delay. no problems on the bridge getting into san francisco. if you're driving into livermore valley westbound 580
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we have slow traffic now from grant like to 680 is taking a little less than a half hour. especially for that traffic coming off of 205. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. very good morning. partly cloudy skies. but already clearing taking place. ukiah, santa rosa saying clear. it's a little bit cooler air mass. high pressure will be our fair weather friend today. system moving a lot of its points. there could be a few little showers. 30s and 40s on the temps. kind of held up by a breeze and some of that cloud cover. tomorrow morning will be colder. no doubt about it. today mostly sunny. a few high clouds zipping by and that northerly breeze. cool and breezy. a chilly start. mostly sunny today. highs not going very far. tomorrow morning will be clearing and cold. especially the wind protected areas. it does look sunny and nice and very nice. in fact warmer mid 60s likely wednesday, thursday into friday. with your weekend always from view. it does look pretty good.
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i think a little cooler with few clouds. temperatures will be warming up here. thank you, steve. toyota regained its crown as the world top car maker. toyota announced it sold 9.75 vehicles. gm sold about a half million viewer. gas prices around the country inching up again. the national price is now $3.35. as usual here in the bay area prices are about 30 cents higher. san francisco has the highest average at $3.71. san jose prices are honking around $3.63. there is a way you can have a beef with the harbaughs. where you can get harburgers and how these burgers are
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different. just like the brothers themselves. and the big game is leading more and more fans to buy new tvs. you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the top stories that developed while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone. get your ktvu morning wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 70123.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 6:24 is the time. and this is quite a treat. some whale watchers off the san diego coast got to see. they came across a pod of gray whales believed to be one of the largest ever seen in the area. marine experts usually say the whales travel in groups of three but there were about 20- 25 whales in this pod. several miles of the mississippi river remain closed to river traffic today. that is after an oil barge carrying 80,000 gallons of crude oil hit a railroad bridge. they do not know how much oil spilled. time is 6:24. a lot of 49er fans that were not going to the super bowl in new orleans they are shopping for new tvs to watch the game. there has been a run on hd tvs at the best buy store in
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emeryville. prices have dropped. many flat screen tvs and the fact that the 49ers are playing that has boosted sales. >> it picks up around the super bowl any way. now there is an extra rush just because the 49ers are in it. >> best buy sighs this time -- says this time of year is a popular time to buy tvs. it's not just because of the super bowl. a lot of stores marked down lasteers tv to make room for the newer tvs which will come out as soon as march. if you are salivating over the super bowl, you may be hungry for you ready? for a harburger. boulevard burger make these burgers you are looking at made for jim and john harbaugh. it has two beef patties described as all american just like jim. the jim-bo is taller than the baltimore johnny boy. that is named for john harbaugh
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because jim is taller than john. the johnny boy is a turkey burger. the poultry choice eludes to the ravens. >> very nice. 6:26 is the time. let's check in with sal. you're look agent the south bay. >> that is right pam. northbound 280 we are looking at that major freeway here getting up to highway 17 and the cupertino area. you can see traffic moving along pretty well. this is highway 24 westbound it's not a bad drive as you drive to the tunnel. and this morning if you are on the sunol grade the traffic is moving well. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that traffic looks good. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. a little system dropping right down out of the north. that will give us a little cooler air mass today. mostly sunny. it's already starting to clear from north to south. temperatures today kind of held down a little bit. mid 50s. over all we are looking for warmer weather this week. we'll have more on that in ten minutes. coming up next two young brothers are among three people killed on a freeway in san
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mateo county. the many questions surrounding that tragic crash. a show of support for injured giants fan bryan stow. the benefit concert held in his honor. and we're live in oakland where these little gnomes are taking over the lake merit area. we'll tell you what message they are saying. that story coming up. and the opening bell is about to ring on wall street. we'll take you there live where good news a short time ago taking stocks up.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. just getting ready to ring the opening bell. this morning. there it is in the nasdaq and the new york stock oak exchange. it is peru day. they are celebrating there.
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dignitaries from peru. durable good orders coming in. it looks like it will take things up today. good morning. thank you for joining us here on ktvu channel 2 morning news i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. the chp investigating a horrible accident on the freeway. ktvu tara moriarty joins us now with more on this tragic crash and the investigation. >> reporter: a redwood city family is in mourning after losing two of their sons. ages 12 and 16 and now a third son age 18 is clinging to life. all three were involved in a car accident. a car flipped not too far from where we are standing. it happened about ten minutes to 10:00 last night off highway 92. that time is important to remember. if you were driving in in the eastbound direction near the foster city boulevard exit, the
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chp needs your help. officers are looking for witnesses because they still are not sure what caused the accident. initial reports say it was a hit and run. >> and for unknown reason he lost control of the vehicle and it over turned when it hit the rail. the vehicle then hit one of the poles. utility pole and a utility box. >> reporter: five people were inside. two were pronounced dead on the scene another died on the way to the hospital. it is not known how many of the victims were wearing seat belts and the chp says it is looking into whether this is alcohol or drug related. the 21-year-old driver who died was from san mateo. his 18-year-old cousin walked away with only minor injuries. again the other 18-year-old is at stanford medical center with major injuries. if you have witnessed this crash, you are urged to call police. power is out for people in one neighborhood because of an
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under ground vault fire. that happened about 4:30 this morning on dana avenue. neighbors say they heard a big boom and saw flames shooting out of a manhole. coming up at 7:00 on mornings on 2 we will go back live to the scene for an update on the repairs there. time is 6:32. in san francisco this morning a preliminary hearing goes on for four people accused of killing a suspected pimp. now the case surrounds a fatal shooting last summer of 22-year- old calvin sneed. the parents of a 17-year-old girl and two others killed sneed because he forced the girl into a life of prostitution. the da's office says this was a case of vigilante justice. attorneys for the defendants say they are convinced their clients will be acquitted. a former east bay swim coach convicted on child pornography charges will start serving his sentence today. alex burr etch has to serve five years in prison and pay a $2,000 fine. they found a lot of amount of
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graphic child pornography in his home. he was an elementary schoolteacher and youth swim coach in pittsburg. police are hoping a newly released video will help them find a bank robber. this man robbed the north american bank january 13th. he's described as wait, in his 30s between 5'6"-6'1". this marks the seventhback robbery -- seventh bank robbery in the last few weeks. time to talk super bowl. 49ers. the 49ers are in the big easy. new orleans. they will be addressing the media again today after they wake up. ktvu sports reporter joe fonzi is also in new orleans right now. he was with us earlier. he is back now. joe, you're part of a team of reporters bringing us live reports from the big easy. >> reporter: we told you last hour everywhere you turn in new
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orleans is a photo opportunity. if you have ever been to new orleans you know the dominant feature is the st. louis cathedral. if the 49ers ever needed to hammer home they in the super bowl i'm sure it happened for vernon davis last night and saw this big panorama that is larger than life and featured himself. in addition to collin kaepernick. davis was obviously taken by the whole thing. >> that was cool. i'm like wow. that is amazing. >> super sized life size? never seen that? >> no. >> i guess that brings the impact of the whole thing home. >> it does. this is truly a blessing to be able to be here. i enjoy this. i am going to soak it all up and get ready for the game. >> reporter: 49ers probably getting up about now as they
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have a lot of activities planned today. baltimore ravens a little bit later. we're thinking for our next hit pennies and coffee. reporting live there new orleans i'm joe fonzi. >> i love it. thank you. the 49ers are getting all the super bowl attention right now in new orleans. that will change. later today that is because the baltimore ravens are due to arrive in new orleans this afternoon. they will arrive about 2:00. ravens coach john harbaugh and a few of his key players they will sit down and hold a news conference in just about an hour. the last of four benefit concerts was held over the weekend for injured giants fan bryan stow. san francisco giant's third base coach tim flannery performed with his band last night in stow's hometown in santa cruz. stow's family attended the event to accept the money for stow's recovery.
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>> you can tell something is wrong and he just looks really sad but he can't explain why. we just hug him and kiss him. and you know he will pucker up and want a kiss first. >> stow was severely beatenned a dodgers stadium on opening day two years ago. flanker rehas raised -- flannery has raised about $70,000 for stow. little gnomes are taking over oakland. and while some are calling them cute, others say they are a nuisance. ktvu brian flores is joining us live. he is near lake merit where a lot of these little beings are being found. >> reporter: it's the little gnomes like this one right here that are taking over oakland around lake merit area as you mentioned. they are basically like a six inch piece of wood with a gnome that is painted on it. some have a mushroom along the side of the gnome as well. the issue lies with how many are low dated and where they are located. now the issue started showing up a year ago. the amount is certainly growing
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in numbers. there are few that have popped up in certain locations like coffee shops but a variety end up on the bottom of utility poles around lake merit and as far as east 18th street. mg, runs those poles and the gnomes have to go. the reason according to a spokesperson is that it may inspire others to place things on their property and could compromise the integrity of the equipment. now we should point out the wooden gnomes are screwed into the poles and not just placed there. pg&e says they will dispatch crews not exactly sure when but they will be taking them down soon. the gnomes have made some happier. >> i love the gnomes. i think they are super cute. i don't see anything wrong with them being there. i love the fact someone actually hand painted them. took the time out. drilled them on. i understand it could be a problem with pg&e but i don't really see it. i love them. they bring a smile to may face. >> reporter: one person who was
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rushing on his way to work said simply they are great considering what our city has gone through with the recent set of violence here. the main question as we take you back out here live who was responsible for creating and placing them? no one exactly knows. hopefully we can shed light on that. coming up as well, we'll have a message from one person to the artist as well that is coming up on mornings on 2. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >> anomiesly. >> you're going to have to figure it out, pam. for those that want to know about traffic we have sal. >> we don't have anything that interesting right now. which is good. we will show you the toll plaza and give you a traffic time here of about 15 minutes if you're at the very end of the line. it got kind of quickly backed up. although there are no problems on the bridge. you will be waiting there for 15 minutes in you happen to be in the car pool lane. no problem by the way if you're driving on 880 southbound.
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580 we have been looking at the traffic time here. we have more slow traffic now. up to 33 minutes from grant line road to 680 on that traffic time. 6:39 let's go to steve. sal. >> yes, sir? >> your buddy dan tweeted something funny from new orleans. don't make we laugh. i will start coughing. we have a partly cloudy morning. what we will see is a little cooler air mass today. this doesn't add much too it. a little bit of snow. three degrees up in ma'am mouth. it will be a cooler air mass drops in today. that is about it. most of it is already beginning to clear here. so today look for partly cloudy skies in morning. but then mostly sunny this afternoon. temperatures though i think they will struggle. mid 50s at best today. after this system building in and temperatures will really warm up. the last week of january
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looking mild to very, very warm. especially if we get toward wednesday scene thursday. when is the next rain? usually i have a pretty good idea. i don't this time. maybe early next week. i need to see the whites of its eyes first. you can see a lot of this is falling apart already. 30s and 40s on the temps. some locations are held up. 48 but it feels colder. half-moon bay 49. some areas are a little cooler. not far away from some of these sites. mostly sunny today. cooler and breezy. a chilly start. mostly sunny. 50s on the temps today. i think mid 50s should cover it. in the extended outlook cold tomorrow morning and sunny. warmer weather takes us. mid 60s wednesday, thursday and into friday. with your weekend always in view. time now 6:41. would you believe another
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miracle on the hudson. the latest rescue after a plane went into the river. a dangerous stunt in the middle of a busy oakland freeway over the weekend. we'll tell you what the chp is doing with this viral video of drivers doing donuts in the roadway. good morning. northbound 101 san francisco nice and clear heading up to the downtown area. but traffic times are picking up in many bay area cities.
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good morning. colder air is back. it will be mostly sunny today but cooler and breezy. highs in the mid 50s. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a look at the top story we're following for you right now at 6:44. the chp busy. trying to find witnesses of this deadly crash that killed three people on highway 92 in foster city. two of the victims were brothers. only 12 and 16 years old. the 21-year-old driver was also killed. ktvu tara moriarty has been on this story since 4:30 this morning. tara we'll have a live report for you coming up at 7:00. the chp is searching for the drivers that turned a freeway in oakland into a dangerous side show over the weekend. ktvu alex savidge is in oakland with the video of this stunt. just incredible. alex. >> it really is pam.
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good morning, to you. the chp i just talked with a spokesperson a few moments ago and confirmed indeed investigators are taking a very close look at that viral video that emerged showing the dangerous stunt in the middle of #-- of 880. this is where it happened in the middle of the day on saturday. as we drove along the freeway we could see tons of tire marks on the roadway. this is the video that surfaced on youtube over the weekend. it shows several cars doing donuts in the middle of the freeway in the middle of the day on saturday. traffic at the time was brought to a standstill on 880. now the video last less than two minutes until someone yells out 5-0. warning the driver that police officers are on the way. this stunt was a dangerous
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distraction for other drivers and people who have seen the video are hoping the chp can find the people involved. >> i would hope whoever is responsible that the highway patrol or whomever do whatever they need to do to make sure that doesn't happen again. >> and the chp confirms to ktvu they have quite a few witnesses and quite a few stipes that have come in. investigators are hoping that those witnesses and tips can lead them to the drivers who were involved in this shut down of 880 over the weekend and the chp spokesperson i talked to a short time ago are hoping to have an update on their investigation at some point later on in the day. live in oakland alex savidge. your time is 6:46. police in seattle say a man shot two people in a bar before he himself was killed by the police. it happened last night. investigators say the shooter fired shots at his 25-year-old x-girlfriend at the bar. he also shot at a bouncer who
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tried to intervene. both of those victims were hurt but they are expected to survive. police say the gunman then fired shots at police but missed. one officer fired back and killed that shooter. a winter storm in parts of the midwest and northeast is causing a big mess on the roads. a mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow has been reported in several areas forcing schools and some businesses to start their day a little later. now the commute this morning follows a weekend of flight disruptions in and out of airports in chicago, minneapolis, and st. louis. up to three inches of new snow is expected in the northeast. our time is 6:47. off duty police officers in new york are being called heros. they pulled a man and a woman out of the freezing hudson river after their single engine plane crashed late yesterday afternoon. investigators say the couple was on a sightseeing trip when that plane went down. the off duty officers headed
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home from a fishing trip rescued them minutes later. >> i could hear them calling for help. we had a visual on them. we tried to head them off. they were going southbound at a pretty good clip. >> doctors are now treating that couple for hypothermia. i know you remember the captain. he safely landed a passenger jet on the hudson river. that was four years ago. right now at 6:48. we want to go back over to sal. it's busy at the toll plaza. >> a lot of people trying to get into the city. westbound bay bridge about a 20 minute wait here. not unusual but it is not a light commute right now. in fact, probably should get a little busier as the morning wares on. hopefully we will see relief in the 8:00 hour. right now it's certainly a big delay. let's move along and take a look at san francisco. northbound 101 traffic does look good if you try to catch a flight at sfo.
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if you are driving in livermore traffic there looks good. southbound 880 on the shoulder there is a crash. 6:49 let's two to -- let's go to steve. thank you. partly cloudy. system dropping right down out of the north. highs today will struggle to get out of the mid 50s. high pressure says i think i will hang around for the rest of the week. after today and tomorrow morning everything says sunshine and warmer temps. we start off rather brisk. chilly to cold though. there will be a lot of high clouds zipping by. already the back edge of this system is scooting through rapidly. there have been a few very brief light showers. nothing to write home about. 30s and 40s on the temps. breeze is holding temps up because it's a westerly or northerly breeze. you might feel a little colder than the actual temperature. over all look for mostly sunny skies. the low is bringing a little bit of snow. probably up in pam mouth and
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around the sierra we will get a few snow shower showers. cooler and breezy today. after today everything says sunshine and warmer temps. but mid 50s today. they will be held down. this will be the coolest day of the week. temperatures will really start to warm up. cold tomorrow morning. we will get upper 20s and 30s north. but then after that sunshine severe clear looks like mild to warm temps. partly cloudy by sunday. a report this morning says japan's government eased its safety standards to help fast track the boeing 787. japan's two biggest airlines pressed the tokyo government. japanese companies supplied one- third of the components dream liner 787. today the joint u.s. and japanese investigation into the jets shifts its focus to the company that makes the battery monitoring system. exxon mobile is now the world's most valuable company.
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a week after apple stock price crashed about 12%. i'm looking at apple right now and the stock is actually up today. 1.5%. there are 446 a share. it's about $413 billion or $5 billion less than exxon mobile. time now 6:51. new developments in that royal phone prank scandal. the permanent change that was made after the prank that may have played a role in the death of a nurse. scary moments for fans at the x-games in aspen, colorado. we'll show you what happened when one of the athletes tried to do a back flip.
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welcome back to the ktvu morning news. the australian radio show responsible for the prank has been taken off the air permanently. last month the show was suspended after a nurse committed suicide after she put through a call from the show's djs to the ward where the duchess of cambridge was recooperating from morning sickness. the dj's played the prank call on their show. your time is 6:54. this morning the judge will hear closing arguments in the retrial of debra madden. she is the former san francisco police crime technician accused of stealing cocaine from the crime lab.
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as a result hundreds of drug cases was thrown out. madden's first trial ended in a miss trial. madden admitted she did take a small amount of cocaine from the lab but says only the cocaine that was spilled as it was being weighed. today investigators in fairfield will be back at the scene of a major fire at a landmark friday night. the original pepper bellies comedy and variety theater was completely destroyed. no word yet on what caused that fire. investigators were hoping to find more clues when they searched through the debris later this morning. san francisco firefighters say years of intense training paid off when they rescued an elderly man. fire crews were called to a home at brazil avenue yesterday afternoon. they found the garage burning. the home filled with smoke and elderly man who could not walk in an upstairs bedroom. firefighters immediately got the man safely out of that home. his condition is not known. time now 6:56. very scary moments this weekend
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at the x-games in aspen, colorado. >> attempting the jack. oh. oh. had to jump away. >> that australian snow mobiler was trying to do a back flip when he lost control. the snow mobile crash into a fence and went into the crowd. one of the spectators was examed by medical staff but no one was seriously hurt. the san francisco giants world championship trophy tour moves to contra costa county. you the 2012 and 2010 trophies from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. for more dates, locations, and times go to our channel 2 website ktvu.com. very nice. getting closer to 7:00. we want to check in with sal. >> good morning. we are seeing more slow traffic all over the place. let's go out and take a look at
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280. it is not stop and go but it's getting busier. 237 the same thing goes. we do have stop and go traffic driving west toward zanker road. it gets better after that. if you are driving on the east shore freeway we see some more slow traffic here between pinole. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. a little chilly out there. we have a colder air mass sliding down right out of the north. even though it will be mostly sunny. it will be cooler and breezy. maybe windy. mid 50s on the temps. will there be warmer this week? we'll talk about that. also coming up a deadly crash on the peninsula. the sad news somewhere learned about three people who died on foster city freeway. also a hit and run crash in the east bay just hours ago. we'll tell you how it effected thousands of people. stay right here with us. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver